Wahlberg explained, “I’ve never made a sequel and the only reason why I would make a sequel is if we could make it better than the first. I certainly wouldn’t just do it for the pay cheque but Micky Ward
would be an interesting character to revisit.”
He added, “We wanna make it pretty much its own movie and not just a follow up to The Fighter. It’d be much more a study of Micky Ward and his relationship that formed from that first fight with Arturo Gatti because they became very close. Despite the fact they became so close, they still went into the ring to try to kill each other.”
Mark also touched on the death of Arturo Gatti but he is not sure that The Fighter 2 will focus too much on that. “Not necessarily but obviously that was a horrible tragedy,” he explained.
What did you think of The Fighter and would you go to see The Fighter 2?